Part B – Findings and conclusion 3. Increased number of women Associate Professors in the last three years, and their overall representation in this group 4. The payment of women managers within the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) area 5. Targeted support to women to promote research – the University Women’s Award (UWA) 6. Increased participation on, and support for, the Women and Leadership programme 7. Provision of support to the Women@Massey group 8. The formation of the Gender Equity Advisory Group 9. Approval and resourcing of the Women’s Virtual Resource Centre 10. Enabling sick leave provisions.
The first university in NZ to undertake an analysis of pay and employment equity
Massey University has often been at the forefront of higher education policy leadership, consultation and evaluation.35,36 In doing so, it is recognised as an institution that often supports and facilitates internal and external scrutiny of its practices for the betterment of its working processes and the working conditions of those whom it employs. The PaEE review is further testament to this, as is the University’s willingness to be the first tertiary education institution of recent times to commission, set-up and implement such an extensive review for internal and public scrutiny. The findings have uncovered a number of positives for those who work or collaborate with Massey University – although, as might be expected, it has also uncovered several anomalies for which this Committee has been charged with devising and suggesting certain actions. The findings of this review are highly anticipated by a number of important national sectors, both within and outside tertiary education. At the same time, Massey University is working closely alongside influential national organisations such as the Tertiary Education Union (TEU). Other university institutions in New Zealand are already adopting elements of this review process, knowing how Massey University has progressed with this review over the last 12 months.
Improved representation of women on the Senior Leadership Team since 2008
When the most recently appointed Assistant Vice-Chancellor takes up her position in May 2011, women will comprise 6 (or 50%) of the 12-strong Senior Leadership Team (excluding the ViceChancellor). This compares with two women and ten men when the present Vice-Chancellor took up the position in late 2008. Positions included in the senior team over the period have varied but have always included the five Pro Vice-Chancellors, the University Registrar, and the Assistant Vice-Chancellors Academic, Research, and Māori and Pasifika, sometimes with one individual holding more than one of these portfolios. One woman and four men have been on the team for the whole period. From 2003 to 2008, Massey University had New Zealand’s only women Vice-Chancellor, Professor Judith Kinnear.
Openshaw, R. (2009) Reforming New Zealand Secondary Education: The Picot Report and the Road to Radical Reform. Palgrave MacMillan. 36 Kane, R.G. (2005) Initial Teacher Education Policy and Practice. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education